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The Star Inn

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Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales
+44 1495 785319
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pub, Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here a few times now and really get a good meal, we go for the real pub grub experience!! We had the pie and chips with peas and polished the lot off! Piping hot and freshly cooked waiting about 25 mins on a...More

Thank Commz
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went there on 1st December to celebrate our wedding anniversary with family, was very busy with the locals drinking at the bar but quieted down later. The food was good but not all of it homemade, my husband had the steak and ale pie and...More

Thank pauline c
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

All four mains were excellent. There was a lot of variety on the menu to suit all tastes and vegetable options included a range of potatoes (mash/new/fries), fresh seasonal veg or salad. The steak I had was cooked to perfection. Similarly, good selection on the...More

Thank andymhill
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend the star enough with if friendly locals and friendly staff your made to feel right at home. Came in today and was served by shannon and Cleo they couldn't do enough for us especially Cleo what a friendly, confident person full of sass....More

Thank Rhos11
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The wife, myself and another couple met up at The Star Inn yesterday evening for a drink and something to eat. Good choice it was too, 4 mains and 4 deserts, all fresh and tasty and of a generous portion size. A good selection of...More

1  Thank Martin F
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Called in on Sunday which Is never ideal due to volume of customers however we were offered a table if needed for 6. We decided to eat outside and ordered 6 Sunday lunches one of our party wanted something off the other menu but was...More

4  Thank checkonchef
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Really nice quality Sunday lunch, plenty of food and piping hot. Very good value for money and staff very considerate and attentive. Would definitely return. Also dog friendly pub.

Thank lisalatcham
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We attended this lovely pub and had some fab food! Compliments to the chief! Unfortunately the larger older waiter was rude and kind of spoilt a good night out. A question was asked generally about some remaining food to which she replied in a non...More

3  Thank Claire K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Revisited this pub for a midweek lunch with friends, we decided to have the rump steak, as staeks go ive never had better, whoever they get their meat from deserves an award. The steak came with chips, peas onion rings , staff again were courteous...More

Thank cgiles6
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Parked in the car park and took my dog for a long leisurely stroll along the nearby canal. Came back to the pub, and went inside with the dog (yes, they are dog friendly, which is awesome!) and had a pint and ordered a meal,...More

1  Thank Gaz H
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Questions & Answers
7 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Currymonster21 | Reviewed this property |
There are dog bowls outside and there is a large outdoor seating area but not sure if dogs are allowed inside. Best to ring if you want to take your dog into the pub.
28 September 2015|
Response from Emma B | Property representative |
Yes we do, and it is best to book on a Sunday as we do get busy. thanks
Kiowa M
20 January 2015|
Response from JudeD | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I should imagine it would be wiser to telephone and book as I expect it will be a busy night. I doubt if they will put on any special extra as it's not that sort of place. good luck and enjoy. Bye
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Pub, Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 785319
  • E-mail
WE ARE A FAMILY RUN, CHILD AND DOG FRIENDLY COUNTRY PUB. We offer choice of 4 real ales, a smooth ale, 4 lagers (2 premium) and 3 ciders on tap with a good variety of bottled ciders, soft drinks and alcohol free lager. Our food dose not claim to win prizes, but its good quality, good portion size, and freshly cooked (and it won't break the bank) so some times a small wait is inevitable but hopefully worth it. The atmosphere is warm welcoming and cosy with a wood burner one end and an open fire the other which we light when its miserable and cold outside which is most of the year. The pub is open from 12 noon every day all day, and closes around 10pm in the week, then around 12pm weekends. Sunday and Monday we serve food 12pm till-3pm ONLY (no evening meals) Every other day its 12pm till 2pm then 6pm till 8.30pm looking forward to seeing you Soon
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